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Get Transform for Each Circular Pattern Instance Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the transform for each instance in a circular pattern feature.


' Preconditions: Specified file to open exists.


' Postconditions: None


Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro


    Public Sub main()


        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

        Dim swModelDocExtension As ModelDocExtension

        Dim swSelectionMgr As SelectionMgr

        Dim swFeature As Feature

        Dim swCircularPatternFeatureData As CircularPatternFeatureData

        Dim swMathTransform As MathTransform

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean

        Dim nErrors As Long

        Dim nWarnings As Long

        Dim NbrInstances As Long

        Dim i As Long


        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6("c:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\introtosw\pressure_plate.sldprt", swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", nErrors, nWarnings)

        swModelDocExtension = swModel.Extension


        ' Select the circular-pattern feature

        boolstatus = swModelDocExtension.SelectByID2("CirPattern1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        swFeature = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        swCircularPatternFeatureData = swFeature.GetDefinition


        ' Get the number of instances in the circular-pattern feature

        NbrInstances = swCircularPatternFeatureData.TotalInstances

        Debug.Print("Number of instances: " & NbrInstances)


        ' Get the transform for each instance

        ' in the circular-pattern feature

        For i = 0 To (NbrInstances - 1)

            Debug.Print("  Processing instance... " & (i + 1))

            swMathTransform = swCircularPatternFeatureData.GetTransform(i)

            ' TODO: Include code to do something with the transform


    End Sub


    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

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